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Should I tip on delivery Chinese?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Arms_Akimbo, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I tip them, but it's still something to think about.

    No. It isn't. In America you are supposed to tip. End of story. Also its only a couple bucks. Why be an utter shit over such an inconsequential amount?

    If I order for 2, generally around $16-20, my tip will be in the $3-4 range. I'll always give a minimum $2 even if the delivery is fairly late. If the guy gives me an attitude while still being late, he gets to keep whatever change is leftover.

    If the weather is shitty and I order delivery because I'm lazy, I usually will give the delivery guy (bless his weatherbeaten soul) a fiver.


    I worked in a Chinese restaurant once with FOBs. The waiters would be pissed when they get stiffed on tips. They expect the tips as much as white people. Jesus, how is this even a question?

    I always tip as I would in a restaurant, 20%. I mean, hell, the guy schlepped it from the kitchen to my house.

    There is much truth here.

    when you 'merkuns are in hong kong or china, do you tip when you eat out?

    I never tip in a restaurant no how. I mean, I could cook that shit and walk it out.
     
  2. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    To answer Kyle's question, I always tip according to the local customs of the place I am in. In HK, that means I generally do not tip.
     
  3. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Yes.

    Driving to your suburban locations in a car is a bit different from walking or cycling in the freezing cold, rain, sleet, hail, snow, blistering heat etc on the heavily trafficked streets of NYC...

    That is assuming of course that you delivered back home [​IMG]
     
  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Driving to your suburban locations in a car is a bit different from walking or cycling in the freezing cold, rain, sleet, hail, snow, blistering heat etc on the heavily trafficked streets of NYC...

    That is assuming of course that you delivered back home [​IMG]


    I've delivered in a car and on a bike. Neither are as hard as being a server.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    I've delivered in a car and on a bike. Neither are as hard as being a server.

    I agree that being a server is likely more difficult than even delivering in NYC, but on the other hand, the delivery guys don't get tipped as well nor have the earning potential a server does (at most establishments).
     
  6. gort

    gort Senior member

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    I usually tip 3-4 bucks. I don't do any percentage because realistically, unless you are ordering some gigantic mammoth carryout order, the driver doesn't have any sort of scaling workload based on the total price of your meal.
     
  7. Arms_Akimbo

    Arms_Akimbo Senior member

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    Wow, this is still going. Thought it would have been DT'd by now...

    I definitely tip, at least $2, like someone said.
     
  8. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    $10.67, tipped 2.50 because he laughed at my attempt to speak Mandarin. Even though he was from outside Harbin. [​IMG]
     
  9. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    I always tip generously, regardless of if it's a restaurant or delivery. Usually 15-20% on delivery and 25-30% at a restaurant (provided the service was good obviously), but I'm lazy so I'll round up to the next dollar.
     
  10. dragon8

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    To answer Kyle's question, I always tip according to the local customs of the place I am in. In HK, that means I generally do not tip.

    True but I do for the hotel staff.
     

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